Football-daft bank worker, John Strain, has become something of an internet sensation – for all the wrong reasons.
John was taking part in the Tennent’s T5s Pro Soccer at Rouken Glen Park recently when he desperately tried to save a goal and slipped trying to scoop the ball off the line – kicking the net instead.
“Just wait till I find out which of my mates pressed that red button and immortalised this online… Maybe one day he’ll own up to it.”John Strain
But the southsider only succeeded in costing his side a goal.
John, 32, said afterwards: “I play 5s at Pro-Soccer religiously every week with my pals and there are always plently of highlights that stick in your mind for the rest of the week.
“Usually it’s a great goal or dodgy tackle – but this time, obviously, it’s been my goalkeeping skills.”
The clip – which found its way onto YouTube – has received an estimated 10 million plus hits, making John a bit of a star.
The hapless keeper tells us: “I can’t believe how much attention the clip has had. Not sure you could call this a highlight, unfortunately, but it seems to be giving people a good laugh, so I’m taking it all in good spirits.”
Thankfully, John’s team lost by two goals – meaning his blunder didn’t make too much of a difference to the outcome of the match.
Now John wants to find out the culprit who posted the clip online.